How to Allocate Overpaid Rent or Credit to New Property

Overview

You may have a vacating tenant who has paid past their vacating date or has funds held in Tenant Invoice Credit, however the tenant is moving from one property that you manage to another and has requested that you transfer their overpaid rent (Tenant Refund) and/or Tenant Invoice Credit Refund to their new tenancy.

This document will cover:

  • How to Transfer Overpaid Rent to a New Tenancy

  • How to Transfer Tenant Invoice Credit held to a New Tenancy

How to Transfer Overpaid Rent to a New Tenancy

This process will automatically refund management fees on rent past the vacate date and update the tenant paid to date plus credit/s and additionally applying all of the rent paid past the vacate date to the new tenancy. You must check and ensure that the owner has enough funds to cover the overpaid rent (not including management fees) and that these funds have cleared.

  1. Go to Transactions > Tenant Refund > Select the tenant alpha index and press Enter

    

  1. Enter criteria:

    • Refund Amount – This is automatically generated by REST Professional for the tenant overpaid rent

    • Refund Description – Change the Refund Description to reflect that the refund has been applied to another property

    • Refund Fees – Ensure this box is ticked

    • Forwarding Address – Enter a Forwarding Address as C/- Agent Name

    • Payment Method – Select the payment method as Cheque

  2. Select Print Cheque Now

  3. Click OK-F12

  4. Change the cheque number provided to be 999999 (Self Presenting Cheque) and click on Start Process

  5. REST Professional will print a remittance advice you can keep on file

  6. Receipt the refunded funds against the new tenancy now, Go to Transactions > Rent Receipt > select the new tenant alpha index and press Enter

  7. Click on the Tenant Invoice Credit Tab

    

  • Amount – Enter the Amount

  • Description – Enter a description, i.e. Refund of overpaid rent from the previous property

  1. Click OK-F12

  2. Complete the banking details:

    • Payment Method – Select Direct Deposit

    • Received from – Enter tenants name followed by description i.e. rent refund

  3. Click OK-F12

    NOTE: To allocate the tenant invoice credit funds refer to help document “How to Receipt and Allocate Tenant Invoice Credit”

How to Transfer Tenant Invoice Credit Held to a New Tenancy

This process will disburse tenant invoice credit from the vacated tenant card and transfer it to tenant invoice credit on the new tenant card.

  1. Go to Transactions > Allocate Tenant Invoice Credit > Select the tenant alpha index and press Enter

  1. Enter criteria:

    • Refund Amount – Enter in the amount of invoice credit to be transferred that is being held

    • Description – Enter a description, i.e. Transfer Tenant Invoice Credit to New Tenancy

    • Payment Method – Select the payment method as Cheque

    • Payee Name Enter the Tenant name

    • Address & Forwarding – Enter C/- Your Agency

  2. Click OK-F12

  3. A reminder message to payout through creditor remittance and payments will appear, click OK

  4. Go to Reports > Creditor > Remittance & Payment

  5. Select the tenant as a creditor and click OK-F12

  6. Click on Next and confirm there is only 1 cheque for the correct amount, then click Process

  1. Follow the prompts to print your remittance advice

  2. Follow the steps to print your cheque and click on NO to the message to Print an alignment cheque

  3. Enter the cheque number 999999 (Self Presenting Cheque Number) and click OK

  1. Receipt the funds against the new tenancy now, go to Transactions > Rent Receipt > select the new tenant alpha index and press Enter

  2. Click on Tenant Invoice Credit Tab

    

  • Amount – Enter in the Amount and in the

  • Description – Enter a description, i.e. Refund Tenant Invoice Credit from the previous property

  1. Click OK-F12

  2. Complete the Banking Details:

  3. Complete the banking details

    • Payment Method – Select Direct Deposit

    • Received from – Enter tenants name followed by description i.e. rent refund

  4. Click OK-F12

    NOTE: To allocate the tenant invoice credit funds refer to help document "How to Receipt and Allocate Tenant Invoice Credit".

02/02/2016 10:59 am AEDT

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